Grady Hendrix's Novel HORRORSTÖR Getting TV Adaptation

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Grady Hendrix's Novel HORRORSTÖR Getting TV Adaptation
This is great news. Grady Hendrix's latest novel, the haunted furniture retail outlet novel Horrorstör, will be adapted for a television series, according to Deadline. The novel hit bookstore shelves only last month. The adaptation will be produced by The Jackel Group, a co-venture between Fox News Network and Gail Berman, who started Jackel earlier this year. Hendrix will serve as a consultant. 

Horrorstör takes place at an Ikea knockoff store called Orsk. Amy is one of the many employees who shamble in every morning to sell Orsk's own version of assemble-it-yourself furniture. But lately strange things have been happening in the store at night. Furniture is ruined and stock is destroyed. 

Before corporate gets involved, Amy and fellow employee Ruth-Anne are recruited by team leader Basil to spend the night in the store and find out who, or what, is doing all this. Add a couple of aspiring ghost hunters, a transient, and an ominous past with the building's location, and you have a recipe for thrills and chills. 

Well I suppose this was simply a matter of time, though I expected it to be adapted to the big screen. I have read it a couple times already and shared my thoughts about it with Hendrix. Many friends have told him how cinematic the book reads and I agree with them. I saw many of the scenes unfold as images on a screen, thinking, how would that play out on camera. 

Horrorstör is plenty creepy and a few events in the book made me crawl up into myself. I suppose I must have looked funny cringing and grimacing at what looks like an IKEA catalog from the outside as I rode the bus to work. I cannot wait to see what the adaptation will be like. 
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Nick JamesOctober 29, 2014 10:05 PM

Well, it's more than Ramsey Campbell's 'The Overnight' ever got. Must be nice to have the right connections.

J HurtadoOctober 30, 2014 1:04 PM

Hooray for sour grapes!

Nick JamesOctober 30, 2014 5:41 PM

Surely it would only be sour grapes were my name Ramsey Campbell. I'm just pointing out the similarity between this and Campbell's 'The Overnight'.

J HurtadoOctober 31, 2014 1:18 AM

By making the insane assertion that Grady Hendrix has "the right connections", while an established writer like Campbell is getting looked over. That is absurd, and insulting to Hendrix.